1. Jeff Bhasker On 'Yeezus,' Collaborating With P!nk & Looking 'To Evolve My Sound'

    August 09, 2013 4:58 PM EDT "You'll still be listening to ['Yeezus'] in 10 years, 20 years — not whatever else album came out today. I love Wale, but I don't think that's the music people are going to actually say, 'That's what defined ...

  2. Chart Moves: Robin Thicke's Rare Double No. 1 Achievement, Maroon 5's New Top 10 Hit on Hot 100

    August 09, 2013 9:15 AM EDT As previously reported , Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" is No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for a whopping ninth week. The song also earns the largest airplay audience ever on the Hot 100 Airplay chart, racking up 219.8 million in a ...

  3. Kanye West To Perform at MTV Video Music Awards

    August 05, 2013 3:05 PM EDT Kanye West will join Lady Gaga as a performer at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards. 'Ye will take the stage live from Brooklyn's Barclays Center on August 25 (9pm ET/PT) in support of his Billboard 200 No. 1 album, "Yeezus." He ...

  4. One Direction Returns to No. 1 on Social 50; Selena Gomez and Ariana Grande Hit Top 10

    August 02, 2013 12:30 PM EDT One Direction reaches the No. 1 spot for the fourth time on the Social 50 chart,  thanks to excitement generated by the debut of the group's "Best Song Ever." The Social 50 ranks the most popular artists on YouTube, Vevo, Facebook ...

  5. Chart Moves: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' Top 40 Airplay Feat, Swift and Sheeran Return

    August 02, 2013 9:15 AM EDT As previously reported, Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" holds down the No. 1 slot on the Billboard Hot 100 for an eighth week and One Direction scores its highest charting single ever, as its "Best Song Ever" debuts at No ...

  6. Chart Moves: Guns N' Roses 'Hits' Longevity Milestone, 'Pitch Perfect' Still Selling Strong

    August 02, 2013 9:00 AM EDT This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, Selena Gomez triumphed with her first No. 1 album , as "Stars Dance" started atop the list with 97,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Last week's leader, Jay Z's "Magna ...

  7. Florida Georgia Line's 'Cruise' Sets Record For Longest No. 1 Run On Hot Country Songs

    August 01, 2013 3:26 AM EDT Florida Georgia Line sets the all-time record for the most weeks at No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart, as the duo's "Cruise" notches a 22nd cumulative week at the summit. With its latest week on top, the song passes ...

  8. 615 Spotlight: Joel Crouse Wraps Taylor Swift Tour, Preps Debut Album

    July 31, 2013 1:45 PM EDT This past weekend, Show Dog -- Universal recording artist Joel Crouse got to experience a homecoming of sorts -- on a very large scale. The native of Holland, Massachusetts got to play one of the biggest stages in the northeast as the opening act ...

  9. Selena Gomez Earns First No. 1 on Billboard 200

    July 31, 2013 9:50 AM EDT .015 k 18 0 "Stars Dance" bumps Jay Z's "Magna Carta" from the top spot; On Digital Songs chart, One Direction scores big debut This week, Selena Gomez collects her first No. 1 title on the Billboard 200 with the arrival of & ...

  10. Taylor Swift & Carly Simon Duet to 'You're So Vain': Watch

    July 31, 2013 4:00 AM EDT For Taylor Swift, breakups aren't always a bad thing. In fact, they usually result in a hit single and another platinum plaque to add to her collection. And she's not alone. Pop music has had a long love affair with the kiss-off song, an ...

  11. Australia’s Billion-Dollar Live Biz Reports ‘Weaker’ 2012

    July 31, 2013 3:18 AM EDT Australia’s live music biz has had an up-and-down year, new figures reveal. Live Performance Australia’s annual “Ticket Attendance & Revenue Survey” reveals attendance slipped across the wider live entertainment market in 2012, and there was ...

  12. 'X Factor' Singer Jahmene Douglas Bows At No. 1 in U.K., ‘Now’ Comp Shifts 300,000 Copies

    July 29, 2013 6:44 AM EDT “Now That’s What I Call Music! 85” (Sony Music CG/Virgin EMI/Universal) has smashed the series’ own record for the U.K.’s fastest-selling album of 2013, previously held by its “Now 84” predecessor. As the Official Charts Company’s latest sales ...

  13. 'X Factor' Star Jahmene Douglas Leads U.K. Albums Chart as 'Now' Comp Smashes 300,000 Sales

    July 29, 2013 5:21 AM EDT “Now That’s What I Call Music! 85” (Sony Music CG/Virgin EMI/Universal) has smashed the series’ own record for the U.K.’s fastest-selling album of 2013, previously held by its “Now 84” predecessor. As the Official Charts Company’s latest sales da ...

  14. Iron Maiden Tops Hot Tours With Revenues of $19 Million

    July 26, 2013 12:28 PM EDT English heavy metal band Iron Maiden earns the No. 1 Hot Tours ranking this week with $19 million (US$) in box office revenue reported from its summer tour in European cities. The Maiden England World Tour originally kicked off last year with a ...

  15. Weekly Chart Notes: Jay-Z's 'Magna'-ificent Week On The Hot 100

    July 19, 2013 2:35 PM EDT With seven debuts, including his 20th top 10, the rapper solidifies his standing among the most elite performers in the chart's history. Plus, Lorde is the first lead female soloist to reach the Alternative Songs top 10 since 1997 As Jay-Z s ...

  16. Bob Marley Hits Top 10 on Social 50 Chart For First Time

    July 19, 2013 9:00 AM EDT Bob Marley breaks into the top 10 on Billboard's Social 50 chart for the first time. The Social 50 ranks the most popular artists on YouTube, Vevo, Facebook, Twitter, SoundCloud, Wikipedia, Myspace and Instagram. The chart's methodolog ...

  17. Florida Georgia Line Approaches Record Atop Hot Country Songs

    July 18, 2013 4:55 PM EDT The duo is a week away from tying the mark for the longest a song has reigned at No. 1. Plus, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan and Travis Tritt make notable moves Florida Georgia Line leads Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart for a 20th week wi ...

  18. Justin Timberlake, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Lead the Pack Ahead of the MTV Video Music Awards

    July 17, 2013 8:15 AM EDT Justin Timberlake and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are the top nominees for the 30th annual MTV Video Music Awards with six apiece, followed by Bruno Mars with four.  MTV unveiled nominations Wednesday morning via the network’s Instagram and Vin ...

  19. Depeche Mode Tops Hot Tours Chart With $60.8 Million Gross

    July 11, 2013 9:05 PM EDT 5 1.817 k 70 22 Depeche Mode leads this week's list of Hot Tours with more than $60.8 million in ticket sales from the Delta Machine Tour that supports its most recent album of the same name, which was released in March.  The Depeche tour kicked off ...

  20. PSY Reaches 3 Billion YouTube Views

    July 11, 2013 7:28 PM EDT PSY jumps up Billboard's Social 50 chart this week, flying 29-6 on the tally, as his YouTube channel hits a major milestone. During the charting week ending July 14, PSY's channel broke the 3 billion views mark and became the fifth ch ...

  21. PSY Reaches 3 Billion YouTube Views

    July 11, 2013 7:00 PM EDT PSY jumps up Billboard's Social 50 chart this week, flying 29-6 on the tally, as his YouTube channel hits a major milestone. During the charting week ending July 14, PSY's channel broke the 3 billion views mark and became the fifth chann ...

  22. Chart Highlights: Robin Thicke 'Lines' Up At No. 1 On Pop Songs

    July 08, 2013 4:15 PM EDT At four weeks atop the Hot 100 and counting, Thicke scores his first Pop Songs chart leader. Plus, new No. 1s for Jennifer Lopez and La Arrolladora Banda el Limon Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Mon ...

  23. Justin Bieber Bumps One Direction From No. 1 on Social 50 Chart

    July 03, 2013 8:32 PM EDT Despite One Direction's full week full of activity, the act is unable to stay atop the Social 50 for a second week in a row. They slide in the rankings (1-6), allowing Justin Bieber to rise (2-1) to reclaim the Social 50 throne. The Socia ...

  24. Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' Holds Atop Hot 100

    July 03, 2013 1:20 PM EDT The song, featuring T.I. and Pharrell, logs a fourth week at No. 1 while setting a notable sales mark. Plus, Miley Cyrus' 'We Can't Stop' roars 5-3 Robin Thicke tallies a fourth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with &quo ...

  25. Justin Timberlake, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Lead Mid-Year SoundScan Charts

    July 03, 2013 11:30 AM EDT At the mid-way point in 2013, Justin Timberlake's "The 20/20 Experience" and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "Thrift Shop" (featuring Wanz), lead as the year's biggest-selling album and digital song in the Unite ...

  26. From 'Harlem' (Shake) To (Bruno) Mars, 2013 Hasn't Been Half-Bad

    July 02, 2013 12:40 PM EDT As we begin the second half of 2013, a look back at some of the most notable chart feats from January through June You've already weighed in on your favorites of the first six months of 2013 in Billboard.com's mid-year awards poll . L ...

  27. One Direction Film Teaser Spurs No. 1 Return on Social 50 Chart

    June 28, 2013 7:40 PM EDT One Direction returns to No. 1 on the Social 50 for the first time since December, thanks to the release of a teaser for its upcoming documentary film "This Is Us." The Social 50 ranks the most popular artists on YouTube, Vevo, Faceboo ...

  28. Chart Moves: Florida Georgia Line Leads Hot Country Songs Again; Phillip Phillips Nets 'Idol' Honor; John Mayer Returns

    June 28, 2013 11:10 AM EDT As previously reported , Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines," featuring T.I. + Pharrell, spends a third week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, while Miley Cyrus and Bruno Mars land in the top 10. Who else makes notable moves on the Ho ...

  29. The Piano Guys Cover Adele & Taylor Swift in Chart Beat Meet & Greet (Video)

    June 27, 2013 2:10 PM EDT John Schmidt and Steven Sharp Nelson of the pop/classical collective perform and discuss mixing their careers with family life "I think we could write a book on serendipity, I think we really can. Just all the way through: how we met, how w ...

  30. Abercrombie & Fitch Pull Taylor Swift T-Shirt

    June 24, 2013 1:46 AM EDT Abercrombie & Fitch is no longer selling a T-shirt mocking Taylor Swift's relationships after it led to a backlash from the singer's fans. The retailer, which recently came under fire for not selling plus-size clothing, swiftly found ...

  31. Austin Mahone Makes Social 50 Chart Return

    June 20, 2013 8:41 PM EDT Rising pop star Austin Mahone re-enters the Social 50 chart at No. 34 following the June 10 debut of a new single, “What About Love” (Chase Records/Republic). The track’s official Vevo music video debuted shortly afterwards last week, which help ...

  32. P!nk Tops Hot Tours Chart For Second Straight Week, Grosses $30.7 Million

    June 20, 2013 2:18 PM EDT P!nk earns the No. 1 Hot Tours ranking for the second week in a row with $30.7 million in grosses reported from the European leg of her world tour.  Last week, ticket totals from the tour's North American leg dominated the Hot Tours tally w ...

  33. Chart Highlights: Bruno Mars' 'When I Was Your Man' Tops Adult Contemporary

    June 17, 2013 6:10 PM EDT The singer/songwriter returns to the chart's summit for the first time since he led with 'Just the Way You Are' in 2011. Plus, new No. 1s for Kelly Clarkson and Blake Shelton Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group ...

  34. MuchMusic Video Awards: Drake Surprises and Wins Big, PSY Retires 'Gentleman'

    June 17, 2013 11:22 AM EDT Drake made a surprise appearance, Avril Lavigne thanked her dad, and PSY said farewell thee "Gentleman" at the 2013 MuchMusic Video Awards in Toronto last night, a massive outdoor celebration that shut down the streets around the Bell ...

  35. MuchMusic Video Awards: Drake Surprises and Wins Big, PSY Retires 'Gentleman'

    June 17, 2013 9:20 AM EDT Drake made a surprise appearance, Avril Lavigne thanked her dad, and PSY said farewell thee "Gentleman" at the 2013 MuchMusic Video Awards in Toronto last night, a massive outdoor celebration that shut down the streets around the Bell Me ...

  36. Selena Gomez and Mariah Carey Jump Up Social 50 Chart

    June 14, 2013 10:12 AM EDT After Selena Gomez's position on Billboard's Social 50 took a dip due to a brief week of inactivity, she once again ascends the tally (up 34-24) on the back of the newly-released track, "Slow Down," from her forthcoming debut ...

  37. Brit Ed Sheeran Relocates to Nashville

    June 11, 2013 11:47 PM EDT Music City has snared another star: Ed Sheeran. The British singer-songwriter turned pop star says he moved to Nashville in February, settling just outside of town in a rural area. Sheeran said he wanted to live somewhere that incorporates a lot o ...

  38. At 'The Voice' Recording Sessions, Top Five Acts Coach Themselves

    June 10, 2013 4:15 PM EDT At the weekly recording sessions for "The Voice," Sasha Allen charges into a song and has a finished recording within three or four takes. The two Texans, Danielle Bradbery and Amber Carrington, also the least experienced of the remainin ...

  39. Chart Moves: 2 Chainz, Wiz Khalifa Make 'Fast & Furious' Rise; Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift Set Country Airplay Record; Ke$ha Debuts On Hot 100

    June 07, 2013 12:02 PM EDT As previously reported , Macklemore & Ryan Lewis notch a fifth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Can't Hold Us," featuring Ray Dalton. Who else makes news on the Hot 100 and other song charts this week?   -- 2 Chain ...

  40. Taylor Swift To Present At MuchMusic Video Awards

    June 06, 2013 9:15 AM EDT Taylor Swift will present an award at the upcoming MuchMusic Video Awards in Toronto. The country star will make the appearance during her 'Red' tour. And added to the performers lineup at the MMVAs on Wednesday was Aussie singer Cody Si ...

  41. 615 Picks: Taylor Swift Poised to Win Big (Again) at CMT Music Awards

    June 05, 2013 11:30 AM EDT Tonight's CMT Music Awards, airing live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, promises to pack a diverse musical punch. Hosted by Kristen Bell and Jason Aldean, the show will feature performances from many of the top stars of the genre, in ...

  42. Chart Highlights: Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift Take 'Highway' To No. 1 On Country Airplay

    June 03, 2013 6:35 PM EDT Seven years after Swift arrived with "Tim McGraw" - the song - the pair rules Country Airplay. Plus, Capital Cities take over atop Alternative Songs Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Mon ...

  43. The Doors and Ray Manzarek Debut on Social 50 Chart

    May 31, 2013 9:54 PM EDT The Doors and its founding member Ray Manzarek enter the Social 50 chart this week following the keyboardist’s death on May 20. The Social 50 ranks the most popular artists on YouTube, Vevo, Facebook, Twitter, SoundCloud, Wikipedia, Myspace and ...

  44. Billboard Music Awards Performances Sell Nearly 1 Million Downloads

    May 30, 2013 11:47 AM EDT The 2013 Billboard Music Awards continue to pump sales gains, as the latest charts reflect the first full week of impact after the May 19 show. Check Out All Our Coverage of the Billboard Music Awards Right Here In the tracking week ending May ...

  45. Rolling Stones Western Swing Tops Hot Tours Chart

    May 24, 2013 1:44 PM EDT The Rolling Stones earn top honors on the weekly Hot Tours chart with $34 million in reported box office revenue from the first five cities on the 2013 leg of the 50 & Counting Tour.  The tour, celebrating the legendary rock band's 50th ...

  46. 2013 MuchMusic Video Awards Nominations Announced

    May 23, 2013 12:44 PM EDT Vancouver's pop-rock band Marianas Trench -- now a headlining arena act in Canada after a dozen years of hard work, and whose frontman Josh Ramsay co-wrote Carly Rae Jepsen's ubiquitous "Call Me Maybe" -- leads the 2013 MuchM ...

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